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The Second Gold after 40 Years

In History, Olympics, Sport on August 12, 2012 at 21:29

After 40 years, Uganda have won another Olympic medal. What sounds unbelievable to most, happened this morning in London, when Stephen Kiprotich took the gold medal in the marathon in 2 hours 8 minutes and 1 second ahead of Abel Kirui and Wilson Kipsang.

John Akii-Bua

John Akii-Bua (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What is most memorable about this, is that Uganda have so far not won any other gold medals at the Olympics since 1972.

John Akii Bua broke the world record over 400m hurdles in Munich to claim Uganda’s first and so far only gold medal . Until today.

There have been medal winners previously, but most of them were boxers. In total Ugandan athletes have won 7 (SEVEN) medals at Olympic Games, 4 in boxing, 3 in athletics competitions.

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